The Friday Stand-In 2016

Neo Muyanga is your #FridayStandIn - creator of Madiba Magic opera

Neo Muyanga is a South African composer, musician and cultural activist born in Soweto, during the years of student protests.

He has created and composed an opera, The Struggle is My Life, based on an episode in the life of Nelson Mandela and commissioned by Opera Africa.

Muyanga is also the co-founder of the Pan African Space Station, a cross-cultural digital music platform and music events organisation.

Watch the video about him below

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Civil society and SA govt must call a truce to work together - experts

Civil society and SA govt must call a truce to work together - experts

The conflict between civil organisations and the state needs to come to an end in order to mobilise social change in South Africa.

#FridayStandIn Crispin Sonn abides by the business ethic 'do well, do good'

#FridayStandIn Crispin Sonn abides by the business ethic 'do well, do good'

Crispin Sonn, director of Gamiro and son of democratic South Africa's first US ambassador Franklin Sonn, believes in giving back.

Bold and opinionated Lovelyn Nwadeyi is our next #FridayStandIn

Bold and opinionated Lovelyn Nwadeyi is our next #FridayStandIn

Expect a thought-provoking engagement with Lovelyn Nwadeyi, whose speech sparked national debate about SA's race relations.

The Friday Stand In is Sylvester Chauke... but who IS he?

The Friday Stand In is Sylvester Chauke... but who IS he?

Sylvester Chauke cut his teeth at Nando's and MTV Networks before rising to Chief Brand Architect at his own marketing company.

Nomboniso Gasa takes a second bite at #FridayStandIn

Nomboniso Gasa takes a second bite at #FridayStandIn

Many remember her first show's controversial and heated discussion with the Rhodes Must Fall Activist Wanelisa Xaba.

Friday Stand-In: Who is Mark Heywood?

Friday Stand-In: Who is Mark Heywood?

Activist and Executive Director at Section 27, Mark Heywood, is our first Friday Stand-In. Find out more about what he does, what his colleagues say about him... and how he likes his coffee!